The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

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The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt by Albert Camus

By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times.

Translated from the French by Anthony Bower.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394700304
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/20/1976

About the Author

Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

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